New at HPD
HPD Research Center and Archives are open to the public. Visit the center's new web page for more information.
October Newsletter is out:
Find out how Santo Domingo Trading Post went from an empty shell to being poised to become a commerce center at Santo Domingo Trading Post. Also, meet our oral history intern, Hana Crawford.
HPD is pleased to present "Activities Report, 2014," the division's annual report published in February 2015. HPD spins a requirement in the New Mexcio Cultural Properties Act that we inform the legislature and the governor annually of the activities of the Cultural Properties Review Committee and the division to produce this outreach piece. Limited printed copies are available from our office.
One of New Mexico's earliest and most fanciful suburbs has turned 90. Spruce Park near UNM in Albuquerque originally was the city's Country Club neighborhood. Today its homes--some with turrets, towers, even an English Cottage-style roof--are exceptionally preserved, many of them through HPD's state preservation tax credit program. The Spruce Park Historic District newsletter compiled by property owner and tax credit recipient John Cochran with HPD's tax credit coordintor Harvey Kaplan is available on our website.
Neighborhood Public school districts are subject to state historic preservation laws. When considering changes to property in your district, reviewing "School Districts and Historic Resources" will help incorporate preservation planning into your project before you consult HPD as part of the process.
The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division identifies and protects New Mexico's cultural resources, including its archaeological sites, architectural and engineering achievements, cultural landscapes and diverse heritage. We help communities identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their historic, archaeological, and cultural resources.
Preservation happens locally. It is site specific—your building, your block, your town, your landscape. It is built on partnerships. Our website provides easy access to the information you need to help preserve New Mexico's diverse cultural heritage, encourage community revitalization through re-use of existing buildings and enhance heritage tourism opportunities.
Cultural Properties Review Committee meeting, 1 p.m.
State Capitol Roundhouse, Third Floor, Room 321
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Abstracts due for papers and posters to be submitted for "A Century of Design in the Parks' symposium
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A Century of Design in the Parks - 3-day symposium
Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe
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